Through educational, cultural and engagement programs, the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation fosters and promotes Yiddish language and culture - indeed the entire Ashkenaz tradition - as a vibrant part of contemporary Jewish life and as a vital link between the Jewish past and future.

Committee for Yiddish

What we do

The following is a sampling of initiatives of the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation presented either on its own or in collaboration with other organizations:

  • Presents Yiddish language classes for children and adults
  • Produces an annual community Yiddish concert
  • Presents lectures in Yiddish at various community events including Holocaust Education Week and Jewish Book Fair and coordinates and facilitates the production of Yiddish-themed programs throughout the community
  • Raised funds to support the Yiddish Studies Program at the University of Toronto
  • Supports Yiddish classes at York University
  • Serves as a resource for community information for Yiddish-related educational, scholarly and cultural opportunities